Ridley AgriProducts has announced that it will close its Dalby feedmill facility in a ‘strategic decision’ designed to consolidate the company’s Queensland feedmilling and stockfeed operations in Toowoomba and Clifton.
Final production at the Dalby facility will happen in March next year.
In a statement issued yesterday, Ridley AgriProducts managing director Tim Hart said by consolidating the company’s operations, it would be able to provide greater market access to Ridley products, ensuring that the company could meet customer demand in all of its industry sectors.
“Unfortunately, nine Ridley staff at Dalby will be affected and we will work with each staff member to help them work through their options. Staff were advised yesterday of the closure and are receiving strong support from the company,” the statement said.
Mr Hart highlighted the role of Ridley staff at the Dalby site.
“We acknowledge all of the hard work and the commitment of our staff at Dalby and their efforts to support our customers and their community over the years,” he said.
As a division of listed Ridley Corporation, Ridley AgriProducts is a significant supplier of rations and supplements to the eastern Australian beef, dairy, poultry, pork, aquaculture and sheep industries.